National Notes: Games raise up disadvantaged youth

Anglican youth groups across the diocese of Calgary gathered on January 7 for their first Anglican Youth Winter Games, a ministry that not only focused on the joy of sports but also raised money for a worthy cause.

The games included “unconventional” events such as human curling , in which participants sitting on square scooters are “curled” down the rink.

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Ribbons Model Reconciliation

Every Ribbon of Reconciliation looks different. Some are banners, sewn from fabric. Some are made of welded metal. Others are small, crocheted by careful hands. All represent a step towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

Canadian Anglicans are invited to join this initiative of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC's mandate is to learn the truth about what happened in Indian residential schools and guide Canadians towards reconciliation.

For more information, including an onlin Parish Action kit, click here.


Prayer is a conversation with our loving Father

Why praying still matters in the digital age

By Rev. Norbert Haukenfrers

“Why do we still need to pray to God (and not ourselves) in an age when satisfaction/help can be immediate and just a click away?”

Is help and satisfaction really just a click away? Or do we need something more to make sense of life?

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Clyne Harradence 

Clyne Harradence DCL QC, a member of the Order of Saskatchewan, recipient of the Anglican Award of Merit, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Saskatchewan 1962-2004 died Saturday, March 17th, 2012.  He is survived by his wife, Helen (Martin) Harradence, his four sons, David, Keith, James and Hugh, and their families.

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Share your two-minute Mission Moment

God's mission is at work in your life. Will you share your story with the rest of the church?

You are invited to make a two-minute video for the Mission Moments website and talk about how God is working where you are. This is the latest—and most interactive—element in the Anglican Church of Canada's promotion of the Marks of Mission, five priorities used throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Resist the devil and he will flee from you

By Bishop Michael Hawkins, Diocese of Saskatchewan

The story of Jesus’ temptation, like that of His passion and death, is an account of power unexercised.

In the Garden of Eden, at the tower of Babel, in Jesus’ temptation and passion, the issue is power. For the opposite of love is power. Love gives and power takes.

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National Notes: Ecumenical effort to build model village in Haiti

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), has teamed up with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to construct a model village for 200 families in Haiti. PWRDF is the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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PWRDF invites you to reflect on food this Lent

As we enter into the season of Lent PWRDF invites you to reflect on food – its production and consumption – and how it connects us to our families, communities, global partners and God’s creation.

Each week through the seven weeks of Lent the PWRDF will post excerpts from “Fast for Change – 7 Days to Tend the Earth” a booklet containing scripture passages, reflections, and ideas for action and change for each of you to consider. 

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Classic Anglican videos available online

Anglican Video has dug into its archives and digitized another batch of classic long and short features, each covering a different aspect of life in the Anglican Church of Canada. The videos—on baptism, Indigenous Peoples, sexual misconduct, and a former Primate—are available for free viewing through the Anglican Church of Canada's website. Several can also be downloaded and used as resources for local communities.

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Lenten Podcast Series

The Anglican Church of Canada is releasing a series of 10 short podcasts to support people's personal devotions during Lent. The series "Solemnity and surprise" is written and delivered by Sister Margaret Hayward, a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Church.